J.E.H. English was billed as a "celebrated comic vocalist" from the Theatre Royal, Sheffield.
He performed mainly comic sketches and songs, some of them based on local events (e.g. A Portfolio of Oddities).
His success initially drove Sefton Parry to quit the Cape and go on tour, but by November 1858 English had disappeared from the scene.
Jill Fletcher. 1994. The Story of Theatre in South Africa: A Guide to its History from 1780-1930. Cape Town: Vlaeberg.
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